Today, hubby and I finally went out to Applebee’s after talking about going out for a month now. We’ve been meaning to out for quite a while now, but something always comes up and we are also trying to keep our budget in check too. We don’t usually go out. On average we go out about once or twice a month, if that. However, I must warn you that we are big dessert eaters. We like to indulge ourselves in sweet confectionery treats such as ice cream, milkshakes and the like. We use to live a few blocks from a local creamery to which we would make frequent late night and weekend trips. Concerned about our waistline growing, we attempted to share a cup of ice cream, but that did not go over too well since sharing with hubby means 80% for him and 20% for me! 😦
For appetizer, we ordered Queso Blanco which is,
“Creamy white spicy queso blended with fresh tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and roasted poblanos. Served with warm tortilla chips.”
Surprisingly, it was warm, gooey and delicious. The tortilla chips were fresh too.
I ordered the Cajun Lime Tilapia while he got the Hand Battered Fish and Chips. The description of my entree is:
“A grilled Cajun-seasoned tilapia fillet topped with lime juice and black bean & corn salsa. Served on a bed of rice pilaf with a side of seasonal vegetables”
“Cold-water white fish fillets, hand-dipped in a light batter and golden fried. Served with fries, cole slaw and tartar sauce.”
They were both excellent. I particularly liked mine better because the seasoning and spices were right on. Being an experienced chef myself, I like my food to have a lot of pizazz and flavor. The king of pizazz that goes starts a party in your mouth. That’s what I tasted when I had the first bite of the grilled tilapia and rice. The lime added some tang to it and the cajun spices gave it great heat. There was a side of steamed broccoli as the ‘seasonal’ vegetable, which I am not a big fan off. Sadly, it remained untouched on the plate till it was relocated to a carryout box…
For drinks, he got the Mango Lemonade while I got the Raspberry. I just do not like it when they fill half of your glass with ice so I always request easy on the ice. Scammers.
All in all, it was a good night out, minus the $35.00 bill we got at the end. 😦 Price of eating out. Alhumdullilah, for what Allah provides for us. No complaints.